I am wondering which is grammatically more correct - "The sight of her pale face stings my eyes." or "her pale face stings my eyes.?". I guess its the first one. The second one makes little sense.
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“The sight of her pale face stings my eyes.”
That sentence does not have grammar errors. It may have semantic issues, particularly if you intend it to be interpreted literally rather than figuratively.
“Her pale face stings my eyes.”
(I've fixed some punctuation errors; as given, it didn't start with a capital letter, had incompatible punctuation marks (period and question mark) at its end, and not being a question, should have had no question mark.)
The sentence as I've shown it has no grammar errors, but like the first sentence could have semantic issues. On stylistic grounds (eg brevity, impact) it would be preferable to the other, if you mean to imply you are upset or shocked by the paleness of her face.
If you mean to imply that it is seeing her that has upset or shocked you (rather than seeing her pale face) use the first sentence. That is, including the sight of takes emphasis away from her pale face. Although it makes the observer more prominent, more important is that it adds a layer of thought: seeing something and reacting, vs. just reacting.